§ Mr. MANDER
asked the Secretary for Mines what schemes have been adopted or are under consideration under the Miners' Welfare Fund in South Staffordshire?
§ Mr. TURNER
All the nine schemes recommended by the South Staffordshire District Welfare Committee have been approved by the Miners' Welfare Committee, the amount allocated to date being £19,701 17s. 6d. The whole of this sum has been paid to the grantees and the schemes are in operation. Six of them are recreational, two educational, and one is for the provision of tickets of entry into convalescent homes. I do not know what other schemes, if any, may be under consideration by the District Committee, but not yet submitted to the Miners' Welfare Committee. The Miners' Welfare Committee, however, also have under consideration the provision of a pithead bath at one of the collieries in this district under the Mining Industry Act, 1926.